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  • 18 November 2016

    Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]

  • 17 April 2014
    R&D, Technology

    A multidisciplinary consortium of six private and public organisations from five European countries, led by the French wind power specialist ASAH LM, will develop an innovative concept of floating wind turbine on GustoMSC’s Tri-Floater. Other members include: SSP Technology the Danish leading blade manufacturer, Fraunhofer IWES the German Institute for Wind Energy in charge of the drive train, […]

  • 22 April 2010
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    MUSKEGON COUNTY — County commissioners saw a Scandia development team’s vision of Muskegon Lake as an “epicenter” for renewable energy…   [mappress] Source: mlive, April 22, 2010;

  • 7 May 2013
    Technology

    Finance Secretary John Swinney witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Scottish Development International and Incheon Metropolitan City to encourage the two countries to exchange knowledge, ideas and technologies to develop their marine energy industries. The MoU will help to increase trade links between South Korea and Scotland, providing a new market for […]

  • 21 March 2011

    A Marine engineering firm has doubled its workforce and turnover in the past year after breaking into the expanding offshore wind market.   By Owen McAteer (thenorthernecho) [mappress] Source: thenorthernecho , March 21, 2011  

  • 17 October 2016

    As we are gearing up for the Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) we want to take you back a couple of months to how we developed the program together with our OWC advisor and partner Chris Westra. Looking back we asked Westra to reminisce on the initial idea of the program. “Our starting point was to […]

  • 18 April 2011

    The route for the transmission line from Galloo Island Wind Farm to the power grid still hangs in limbo.   By Nancy Madesen (watertowndailytimes) [mappress] Source: watertowndailytimes, April 18, 2011;

  • 24 August 2011
    R&D

    Earlier this month, Blackstone, leading investment and advisory firm, announced the financial closing for “Meerwind,” the largest German offshore wind farm to complete its full financing process. The Meerwind project was made possible by the German regulatory framework for offshore wind, which is one of the best designed and practical renewable programs in the world. […]

  • 21 March 2011

    The Scottish government has abandoned plans for two offshore wind farms identified by the Crown Estate as part of its Scottish Territorial…   (environmental-expert) [mappress] Source: environmental-expert , March 21, 2011

  • 10 July 2014

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK. Of the 11 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a further tidal […]

  • 24 January 2013

    State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Stefan Kapferer, opened the conference held in the BMWi on Development of the North Sea offshore grid. The event focused on the current issues and regulatory approval of such network. In addition, the initial results of the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) […]

  • 1 May 2015

    Groupement solidaire Artelia has been awarded project management contract at Saint-Nazaire by Grand Port Maritime (GPM) de Nantes. The Saint-Nazaire Port Authority’s contract is aiming to ensure the design and undertaking of work regarding an industrial project creating a platform for a future home for the logistics hub at Saint-Nazaire for storage, assembly and boarding […]

  • 15 June 2015

    JBA Consulting, an environmental engineering company, is backing Tidal Lagoon Power in the development of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. The company is supporting the project in the preparation of evidence for the discharge of the environmental DCO and Marine Licence conditions. They are also advising the Chinese Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) on the implementation […]

  • 4 January 2011
    R&D

    The latest innovations in clean energy resources have turned their attention offshore – from wind turbines miles off the coast of Hawaii to… By: M.Clark  (energydigital) [mappress] Source: energydigital, January 04, 2011

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Great Yarmouth-based GEV Offshore is taking advantage of the booming offshore wind industry. “We worked on over 30 wind farms last year, both onshore and offshore, and 40 this year,“ said Managing Director David Fletcher, according to the Norwich Evening News 24. However, as the work scope increases, so does the need for skilled workforce. […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG (NWA) has developed the insurance concept for the offshore project Nordergründe. The insurance specialist is thus providing a key building block for financing the project, which will cost 410 million euros. The Nordergründe wind farm, which is located 15 kilometres north-east of the island Wangerooge, is owned by wpd […]

  • 2 August 2012

    Now recognised as one of the world’s leading wind developers and Independent Renewable Power Producers (IRPP), wpd group has a staff of about 700 people around the world. Founded in 1996, wpd has been one of the key players in the wind sector right from its very inception, wpd has constructed and financed more than […]

  • 15 October 2015

    A cooperative of the Bremen based Maritime Offshore Group GmbH, the steel construction company Conferdo GmbH & Co. KG, the Technical University of Middle Hessen and the Franzius-Institute for Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering at the Hanover University has begun with the development project for a new offshore foundation, the TEXBASE. The project will be finished in mid-2017. […]

  • 19 March 2018
    R&D, Technology

    French engineering specialist Dietswell has announced a number of milestones reached on the EolFloat project to develop a semi-submersible platform for large offshore wind turbines.

  • 15 February 2011

    Firms urged to capitalise on potential of wave and tidal energy as boom in turbine industry creates thousands of jobs, says Andrew Stone.   (telegraph) [mappress] Source: telegraph, February 15, 2011

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    French researchers gathered around the Omdyn R&D project are working on developing dynamic umbilical cables which will find particular application in floating turbines. The project is dedicated to the development of the dynamic cables used in floating marine energy applications. The cables, which can be up to several hundred meters long, pose considerable technical challenges, notably biofouling, […]

  • 27 January 2011
    Training & Education

    Law Seminars International presents a comprehensive conference on Offshore Energy Development in Boston on March 3 & 4. This seminar will examine the current state of permitting requirements, interagency cooperation, national leadership and its impact on offshore renewable energy development as well as the relationships between offshore wind and other seabed users. The Offshore Energy […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A British engineering consortium led by Kite Power Solutions Ltd (KPS) has secured a GBP 1 million grant from the UK Government’s Innovate UK Energy Catalyst to accelerate the development of its kite power generation technology. The GBP 1m Innovate UK grant will be used to scale-up KPS’s technology to a 500kW kite turbine and validate the […]

  • 13 November 2015

    Members of the Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL) project team will be in the Leiston area on Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of November to host three drop-in sessions about the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm project. Members of the public and interested parties will be able to find out more about the wind […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Authorities

    Ministers of the governments of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey today called on the European Union to give its full backing to the development of the massive ocean energy resources that exist in these regions. The governments gave their support to a Member State Position Paper […]

  • 29 July 2015

    Thanks to ocean planning, America’s first offshore wind farm started construction few days ago. The location of the Block Island project was informed by Rhode Island’s Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP). The Ocean SAMP is a state-led ocean planning process that brought together the people of Rhode Island, from fishermen to sailors to conservationists […]